Symposium Contact Information

Debra Groberg

Katie Franklin


Idaho Law Review
phone: 208-885-7241

Mailing Address
Idaho Law Review
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Administration Office: 208-885-2255
Dean’s Office: 208-885-4977
fax: 208-885-5709
Menard 101
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Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321


phone: 208-364-4074
fax: 208-334-2176
322 E. Front St., Suite 590
Boise, ID 83702

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2015 Idaho Law Review Annual Symposium

Privacy in the Age of Pervasive Surveillance

Friday, April 3, 2015
Idaho Water Center
322 E Front St., Boise, ID.

Keynote Speaker: David Medine, Chairman, United States Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB)

Ours is a time of ubiquitous surveillance. Our actions online and in public are routinely monitored, both with and without our consent, using the “smart” devices we’ve embraced as the tools of modern self-expression, connectivity, and convenience. This is the age of the biometrically quantified self, mass governmental telecommunications surveillance, location-aware technologies, marketing analytics, drones, and Big Data.

This symposium will explore the nature and reach of contemporary surveillance technologies and the challenges they pose for maintaining personal privacy and security. The Idaho Law Review is proud to host over a dozen renowned privacy and security experts from across the country and across academic disciplines, including law, mass communications, and computer science, to explore the legal and policy dimensions of life in the age of pervasive surveillance.

A live stream of the symposium will be available the day of the event, which can be viewed for free for those not seeking Continuing Legal Education credit.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit

Approved by the Idaho State Bar for 7.25 Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Credits (MCLEs)

Registration Fee

Registration for the event costs $195 and includes course materials, breakfast catered by BACON, and lunch catered by Cobby's. Online Registration is open.

Symposium Schedule

All speakers listed below are confirmed and expected to speak at the following times, however the itinerary is subject to change.

Time Event
8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Introduction and Welcome
Symposium Introduction: Debra Groberg & Katie Franklin (IDLR symposium student editors)
Dean's Welcome: Mark Adams (University of Idaho)
9:00 a.m. Surveillance in the Home
Moderator: Mike Park (University of Idaho)
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Surveillance in Public
Moderator: Sarah Haan (University of Idaho)
12:15 p.m. Lunch with Keynote Address
Introduction: Annemarie Bridy (University of Idaho)
  • Keynote Speaker: David Medine (U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board)
1:30 p.m. Break
1:45 p.m. Surveillance in Cyberspace by Government Actors
Moderator: Annemarie Bridy (University of Idaho)
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Surveillance in Cyberspace by Private Actors
Moderator: Wendy Couture (University Idaho)
5:00 p.m. Concluding remarks